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Mini Meadow in a Box

Convert a section of your garden, or even a big pot into a summer meadow!     Three favorite, no-fail plants provide varied flowering season for attracting pollinators from June through October.  There’s even a nocturnal flower for moths!  Though all are small, these plants LOVE heat and will launch and flower this year.  All… Read More

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Sand Dune Meadow; A Plea for Stewardship in Gardening

Our beautiful barrier islands have been landscaped beyond recognition. Typical “landscapes” seem designed to demonstrate that people can dominate nature. We can. We do. For a moment in time. But in making and keeping up typical landscapes, we’re doing harm to the life on the islands, in the soil and in the water. We can… Read More

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Hibiscus 'Raspberry Rose' and Crinum 'Mo'Pon'.  Picture taken one summer after I did the planting.

Plants for Deep South Meadows

You know those meadows that you see in magazines?  The ones that beckon pick-nickers with knee high whispering grasses and painterly masses of wildflowers?  The kind of meadow you might skip through, roll in, take off your shirt and nap with your dog in? In the Deep South, we only have those in calendars and… Read More

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Meadow Garden

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Tony Carr, an artist from North Augusta, designed and made the copper screen, which emulates a fountain and blocks a view of a close house.                   For garden design or consulting contact us via phone or email.

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Back then it was really isolated. No phone, a generator for power, Daddy's little cabin had a flush toilet, but we used a hose out back for a shower. 

Southern Peat Bogs, Old Men and A New Farm Ethic

On a hot October Saturday, family had gathered to bury my youngest cousin. It was on the funeral home front porch that first cousin twice removed, Bill, started a conversation. Sitting in a rocking chair, a tiny plate of deviled eggs in his football player lap, I guessed he was about 75.  He was almost… Read More

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The Crinum of Downton Abbey

Victorian Britain was the epicenter of fashion, trends, politics and horticulture.  Natural history and plants were serious study, serious hobbies for the rich. Sailors, explorers and traders brought plants from all over the world to tempt rich collectors. An abundant supply of coal meant hot-houses and conservatories allowed for tropical plant gardening. Those collectors who… Read More

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Palmettomurder ?

Can someone try to explain this to me?  I’ve worked with a lot of palms and I am sure that these poor palms are embarrassed.   There’s no good reason to do this to beautiful, mature palms. It borders on abuse. It can lead to “pencil pointing”, nutrient deficiency and eventually death.  And if we get… Read More

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